RUNNER ROBERT NEWTON EBOOK
It's , Richmond football club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job – running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. Charlie's father is dead, and although his mother insists he stay in school, Charlie has no patience for the classroom. All he wants is to make. Runner by Robert Newton. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format.
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Charlie's father is dead, and although his mother insists he stay in school, Charlie has no patience for the classroom. All he wants is to make money, to give his. Runner. By Robert Newton. Favourite. It's , Richmond football club is on top of EBook. May 30, Penguin eBooks. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 5–8—Charlie Feehan, 16, stuffs the resourceone.info: Runner eBook: Robert Newton: Kindle Store.
A ripper of a read for adults. Apr 01, Sean Chung rated it it was amazing. Runner was a very enjoyable novel set in Melbourne, Richmond Throughout the story, we see the transition of Charlie Feehan from a care-free 15 year old boy into a man. From the moment his father succumbed to the Spanish Flu, Charlie is thrust into the role of man-of-the-house. He has to look after his baby brother and mother. Charlie compromises the values of his upbringing to 'run' for the Notorious Gangster, Squizzy Taylor when his mum thinks his in the classroom.
Now Charlie faces new d Runner was a very enjoyable novel set in Melbourne, Richmond Now Charlie faces new dangers and threats. But a sordid life of crime doesn't sit well with Charlie. He summons his courage and his talent and with the support of family and friends finds a more noble path to becoming not just a man, but a good man. View all 4 comments. Feb 08, Tilly rated it liked it. It was really good. May 27, 8C Hadi A rated it it was amazing.
Jun 12, Mieke dodd rated it liked it. Oct 29, Paul Stewart rated it really liked it. An enjoyable book and a good one to teach. I found it to be stylistically inconsistent. The opening chapters were rich in literary devices - particularly simile, metaphor and personification - but this dropped away significantly, only to return again a little bit later in the book. The novel hints at the underbelly of crime in Melbourne without becoming overly confronting. In some ways, the violence of notorious gangsters is glossed over in preference for detailed descriptions of the thuggery of An enjoyable book and a good one to teach.
In some ways, the violence of notorious gangsters is glossed over in preference for detailed descriptions of the thuggery of the book's bully, a character by the name of Barlow, but curiously, there is no resolution to this character's arc which seemed like an oversight. Some characters get short shrift - I was curious to know more about minor players such as the prostitute Daisy.
Newton does a terrific job of detailing Richmond, and to a lesser extent Fitzroy, but it's as if Melbourne were only comprised of two suburbs at the time. The protagonist is a likeable but flawed character who is rewarded for his recklessness at the end. Jan 20, Lynda rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Harsh times for ordinary people in the slums of Richmond, seen through the perspective of young Charlie Feehan. Now the 'man' of the family after his father's death, he is persuaded to secretly give up school and earn desperately-needed money, he doesn't care how.
The notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor becomes Charlie's employer and mentor, but the deeper Charlie is embedded in Squizzy's entourage, the more he realizes things are not right. I loved the vivid characters of this story, the larr Harsh times for ordinary people in the slums of Richmond, seen through the perspective of young Charlie Feehan.
I loved the vivid characters of this story, the larrikin humour, and Robert Newton's depiction of a past history we've forgotten - the misery of poverty and lack of progress. The Aussie slang and informal language is probably hard for young readers to tackle, but it does bring to life the dialogue and characters.
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This was a book which came to life for me. The book starts off with trying out for a job to work for Squizzy Taylor. By doing that it made the book attract my attention and will certainly attract other readers and will also get readers thinking questions such as 'Who is Squizzy Taylor? Runner is very predictable though. Runner uses Australian slang and I believe it did work effectively. It really suited the setting and characters. But for me personally, towards the end I did find it a li The book starts off with trying out for a job to work for Squizzy Taylor.
But for me personally, towards the end I did find it a little irritating. Jul 12, Troy rated it liked it Shelves: This book was on my sons year 7 reading list and he find it 'quite good', which is in fact high praise from a teenager. It's a nicely paced novel set in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond early 20c at the time of notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor's rule.
It's a nice tie in to the poor family trying to make good story. Our hero is charlie who has a gift for running. He has great neighbors. There are themes of poverty and domestic violence, a taste of the underworld, of young love and redemption.
A This book was on my sons year 7 reading list and he find it 'quite good', which is in fact high praise from a teenager. A solid YA book suited for early to mid teens. Jun 03, JoshuaS rated it really liked it. What he does next to get out of this situation is surprising.
But sometimes ruins that with un-interesting tangents. Overall, the plot moves smoothly, and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action or adventure. I personally enjoyed this book. It gave a more personal insight into the lives of people back then. For me, some things weren't properly "fleshed out" idk if that's the right term or kind of breezed over. But this book was great with Newton's ability to combine humour with serious issues.
The book made me smile outwardly and feel happiness deep down at some points.
I just find this book great and if you're still debating whether or not to read it, definitely read it. Aug 18, Joybean rated it liked it. I had to read this book for school, and honestly, it wasn't bad. Mar 13, Milly rated it it was amazing. Sep 25, Tori rated it it was amazing. I love this book it has such good details.
Just fix your own race and you'll solve all your problems. Jan 01, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: An excellent story from start to finish. Jul 13, Maddison Voykovic rated it it was amazing.
I believe this novel accurately describes the era. I enjoyed the novel and recommend to any one interested in adventures, and how fate and chance can change lives. May 28, James Howe rated it really liked it.
Good as. What a great read! I enjoyed hearing about the city and what it was like. The characters were all likeable and I was gunning for Charlie from the start.
Sep 15, Isobel Diviny rated it did not like it. I hated this book. May 25, Cara rated it did not like it.
Nov 05, Lisa Tabone rated it it was ok. An exciting and heart warming story of a young boy who has to grow up too quickly to survive in inner Melbourne in the s. Through the main character, we understand how tough life was, and how his inner strength enabled him to rise out of poverty and servitude. Dec 10, George Tsalamandris rated it really liked it.
A good book for a young teenage boy to read. The end was a little rushed, but a good quick book to read.
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Jun 16, Ishu rated it liked it. This is quite an interesting book. Required to read this for Year 7 English. Mar 06, Pary Nejatbakhsh rated it liked it. Emotional, and very well described. Not really my cup of tea specially because we had to read it for school. But it most definitely wasn't bad. Mar 05, Julie Carpenter rated it it was amazing. I loved this book, which was my son's Year 8 text.
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Apr 29, Rhondda Powling rated it really liked it.
I loved the vivid characters of this story, the larrikin humour, and Robert Newton's depiction of a past history we've forgotten - the misery of poverty and lack of progress. The protagonist is a likeable but flawed character who is rewarded for his recklessness at the end. Amy Rose Capetta. Following the death of his father and faced with the prospect of a cold, hungry winter in Northern Australia, year-old narrator Charlie Feehan struggles to find his way into adulthood.
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